INFORMS NEWS: 2016 INFORMS International Conference in Hawaii

Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort, site of  the 2016 International Conference.

Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort, site of the 2016 International Conference.

The 2016 INFORMS International Conference will be held June 12-15 in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. This conference is one of the largest international conferences in operations research and management science, attracting about 1,000 researchers and practitioners.

Tracks will span the full range of OR/MS specialties, from Big Data Analytics to Health Applications, and all aspects of emerging topics in between. The informative program is designed to educate attendees on the current advances that are at the cutting edge of the field anywhere in the world. Through a series of diverse speakers, panels, tutorials and structured networking, the conference will offer attendees a forum for rich intellectual exchange on a broad range of OR/MS applications.

New for this conference, INFORMS is launching a Web-enabled abstract processing system that makes it possible for authors of all papers, including those sponsored by INFORMS sections, societies and fora, to easily submit their abstracts online. The new system is now online and ready to accept submissions.

In addition to the technical tracks, the program also includes two receptions primarily focused on networking with international colleagues. The Monday evening general reception will be an authentic Hawaiian luau that is sure to be a feast for anyone’s senses. It will include traditional Polynesian music, dance and food by the beach.

The conference will take place at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort. The Hilton is set on 62 acres along the Kohala Coast, which is known for its many notable cultural and geologic features of the ancient Hawaiian culture. This sprawling tropical resort offers gardens, waterfalls, lagoons and waterways that cumulate to create a stunning location with unparalleled beauty. In addition to the visual amenities, the resort has numerous restaurants, three pools, eight tennis courts, two golf courses, kayaking, paddle boating and a dolphin encounter experience.

Registration fees for this event start at $630 for INFORMS members. Discounted student/retired rates are available. Early registration rates will expire on May 20.

If you are interested in submitting a presentation or attending the conference, visit meetings.informs.org/2016international for more information.